Question about Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum
There are a couple of possibilities here. First, I hope you made sure the new fan spun freely after installation, if so, and if you re-installed the rest of the parts correctly, you may have the belt installation crank on the front of the agitator housing in the up position yet. This is when you've installed the belt over the motor spindle. After that you need to continue cranking the assembly on the front until it's all the way down. That releases the belt so it can run freely and turn the brush. If it's still in the up position, it has the belt locked and the spindle will rub against the belt making the smell and smoke. Also if you closed the metal bottom plate and caught the belt under it when you finished the installation, that will also keep the belt from turning with the brush.
Posted on Oct 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: belt burning
the beater bar probably needs to be removed & cleaned. the shaft & bearings get bound up with hair, string, etc.. with the belt off the bar, it should spin fairly easily. if it's hard to turn,(belt off) then it's bound up.
Posted on Jun 15, 2007
SOURCE: burning smell
Unlock the sweeper brushes and take them out. on each end is a cup bearing and should be free of debris.
then check around and under the belt and likely there is debris wrapped around it.
the post is getting hot as your pulling too much of a load.
though if it continues the motor may have a bad set of motor brushes (inside the motor) or bad wiring (kinda unlikely).
Posted on Apr 01, 2008
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